Oh, and since I wasted your time, here's a pic
Got the wife her first bike. Suzuki Boulevard S40. Went looking at a used Vstar 250 for her (believe it or not those are hard to find around here, Rebles EVERYWHERE, but she thinks they're too cramped, and I agree).
So after weighing pros and cons, went went with this. Size/weight of a quarter liter, but has a single cylinder 650. Pretty bike. I feel its a happy medium. Not over powered for her, but room to grow, handles like a 250 in the slow stuff, does highway/interstate just fine. Being lighter, had some wind bursts at 70mph coming home on the interstate when the big rigs passed by, but its 381lbs, so it was expected. Put 52 miles on it riding home, boy I realize how I'm spoiled with a backrest and windscreen on my 950T
I think this is the wave the "250s" should ride. Its the perfect beginner bike, and unlike a 250, you can grow into it for a good long time. Physically the size of a 250, similar weight, high MPGs, but its a 650. Great option. You listening Yamaha? lol Key ignition, locked tool access and helmet lock is the same key, but front forks has its own mini key? WTF. Stupid.